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    January 30, 2013
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coming up on mornings on 2, more on that serious accident in livermore. we are learning about another serious crash as well. his face was the first to appear on milk cartons. now a search for a boy that vanished nearly 30 years ago is back in the news.
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serious injury crash. one person apparently is dead after this collision. breaking news. newschopper2 has just arrived on the scene. you can see a badly damaged vehicle. we'll tell you more about what it is doing to the morning commute. >> reporter: police searched the home of a person of interest in the kevin comlins case. we'll tell you what they were looking for. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where police and fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire. we'll hear from a family who woke up to flames and you will also hear why this is the second time they've been vandalized. a 6-year-old boy is held hostage after a deadly shooting on a school bus. we'll go live to the scene.
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"mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." let's get right to sal. our newschopper2 is over the scene. this started off as a fatal crash. eastbound 580 at north greenville. you can see the car bassly damaged, fully engulfed in flames -- was fully damaged, fully engulfed in flames. this is blocking the two left lanes eastbound. however, westbound traffic is slow past the scene. we've had a huge backup coming out of the tracy area to livermore and to make things worse just down the road we're getting word of another crash
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on 580 westbound at hacienda involving a motorcycle. but you can clearly see this is a tragic incident. it may be that one person was trapped inside the car while it was on fire. these are the reports we're getting. the chp is telling us this is going to be out there for a few hours as they investigate this collision. i want to put the map up of another crash in san mateo. 92 westbound at el camino real, this possibly involves a wrong- way driver, got into a wreck. there's an injury crash. avoid the area. back to the desk. we have continuing coverage now of a new search in a mysterious cold case dating back nearly 30 years. police went flew every square inch of a home in the haight ash haight-ashbury neighborhood. tara moriarty is live. that home is steps away from
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where kevin collins disappeared in 1984. >> reporter: san francisco police are expected to release the name and the photo of the man who used to live in this house on masonic. he is longer alive but was a person of interest in the kevin collins. he was questioned after kevin vanished. he had an allah lib by -- alabi. the medical examiner believes the remains that they did found here are that of an animal. the last person kevin collins was talking to was a tall blond man with a big dog -- big dog. the man described like that used to live here. the dogs were never used in the initial search. so that's they came back.
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>> i just hope there's closure for the family members. very sad story. >> reporter: neighbors we talk to say the school kevin attended st. agnes never recovered after the disappearance, closing a few years later. >> right after that, st. agnes started to pull some of their children out of the school. >> it's concerning. >> reporter: this morning, neighbors are really just amazed that this case has resurfaced. kevin's mother says she feels numb and doesn't know what to feel. she's been in touch with her children, her other children but has not been able to get ahold of her husband who lives in costa rica. the people in this duplex, they are not suspects. we'll keep you updated on the person and identity of the person of interest in this case. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> what would kevin be like at
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39? what would he -- what would he be like? would he be married with children? >> and the family is hoping this will bring some closure. brian flores will that that part of the story -- will have that part of the story at 7:30. an alarming wakeup call to a family in san jose. they woke up to flames. janine de la vega is live at the scene. you say police think this is deliberate. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. this is an upper middle-class neighborhood with homes well over a million dollars. for some reason or another, the home right here has been targeted. here you can see yellow paint. this was from an earlier incident. the latest one happened this morning. here you can see in the entryway of this house, it's all black as well as the door. there's smoke damage there. that's because it was lit on fire. police and firefighters came to glenwood avenue at around -- at
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around 3:00 this morning. they say the husband, wife and adult daughter herd a commotion. they walked out to find their front door was on fire. the homeowner was able to put it out before firefighters arrived. he told us that the morning before his daughter's ford focus was vandalized. the person who did this, apparently they left the screwdriver behind. the homeowner is completely rattled. he didn't want to be identified. he says he doesn't know why they are being targeted. >> i certainly want to find out what's going on and why. something like this is pretty extreme. one thing to trash a car, another thing to set your house on fire. they've stepped it up and -- for no reason. >> reporter: police knocked on doors and smoke to neighbors. they also did a search of the neighborhood but didn't find any information leading them to the person or persons responsible. an arson investigator also came to the scene to collect
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evidence. police are calling this a strange case. there's not a lot of calls for service to the willow glen area. back out here live, the homeowners are gonna be dealing with how to get that front door fixed. they say they didn't get much sleep last night. they are gonna be looking into what their options or for more security. they also plan on talking to neighbors to tell them what's happened and to stay vigilant. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," we're hoping to talk to some of those neighbors. you will hear more from the homeowner. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:07. happening right now in washington, d.c., the senate judiciary committee is holding a hearing on gun violence. we're live in the middle of the hearing right now. live pictures there. this is the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the connecticut school shooting. we just found out former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will testify at this hearing. coming up at 7:15, the position
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the national rifle association says it will take when they testify this morning. 7:08. we want to check in with sal once again for an update on some of the serious accidents in the bay area. >> yeah. eastbound 580 a deadly crash at north greenville road happened about an hour ago now. the car was fully engulfed in flames here. i apologize, we're losing our chopper picture. let's show you a map. it's eastbound 580 at north greenville load. but the traffic is going to -- road. but the traffic is going to be slow. just about five miles west, there is a motorcycle crash on 580 westbound right near hacienda, almost at 680 that's causing another big traffic. ja. it's very, very slow. let's go to the commute here at the toll plaza. gonna see slow traffic there. no major problems as you come through. we have a crash on eastbound 92. if we can go back to the maps.
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this is a crash eastbound 92 in san mateo. that traffic is gonna be slow there as well. a lot of problems, give yourself extra time. another update at 7:09. good morning to you. some beautiful colors to start off wednesday morning. looking out towards oakland. a few high clouds out there, not much in the way of dense fog. we could have a patches developing in the short-term. the headline for today will be warmer. upper 50s yesterday, to lower 60s. everybody up a little bit for today. santa rosa, up to 64 degrees. san jose, instead of the 50s we'll warm you back to the lower 60s. that's after a pretty chilly start this morning. fairfield right now, 36 degrees. santa rosa, 36. san francisco, 47. and hayward reporting 43 degrees with mostly clear skies. for this morning, we're showing you the cold numbers here, the dark colors, 30s and 40s. we'll put this into motion.
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you will see a nice recovery here. upper 50s hucking the coastline -- hugging the coastline. concord, livermore, fremont, down to san jose, morgan hill and gilroy. here's the big perspective. you will notice the clouds, they are arcing up to the north as high pressure is strengthening offshore. with that it pushes all of the storms. we have a dry weather pattern for today and also right on through the weekend. 8:00 this morning, upper 30s to the upper 40s. by 12:00, you will see this, 53 to 58. during the afternoon you hours by 3:00 for afternoon highs. 53 to 63 degrees under mostly sunny skies. everybody up a few degrees from yesterday's highs. these are just some minor changes for santa rosa and oakland. san jose will go 63 and san mateo 61. here is a look ahead to your five-day forecast with your weekend always in view. temperatures a little bit warmer for your thursday. by the week, partly cloudy skies on saturday, a sun/cloud
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mix. no rain clouds on this forecast. beyond sunday we could be talking about rain chances. we'll have more coming up in a few minutes. 7:11. a big story, taking a 6-year- old hostage. we'll take you live to alabama. we will tell you where the gunman is holding the child and how police are trying to rescue that child. oakland wants to keep patrolling the city streets for a few more months but the chp says not so fast.
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good wednesday morning. we're starting off the morning with cold numbers. mostly clear skies. a bit of haze. but the afternoon very nice. coming up, the neighborhoods that will warm back up in the lower 60s. >> thank you, mark. 7:13. we are following developing news from alabama. the fbi is trying to negotiate the release of a 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage by a
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gunman. reporter elizabeth prann joins us live. what's happening there now? >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes. very few details are being released by the sheriff's department this morning. we do know the name of the bus driver killed yesterday, 56- year-old charles albert pole and, junior. he's died at the hands of the suspect. he died at the hospital after the shooting on the bus. we do know there are you have few details being released at this point. right over my shoulder, that dirt road is where s.w.a.t. teams are going up and down because just blocks away is where the suspect is holding that 6-year-old boy in a homemade bunker that we know he's been building for months behind his home. now, police are not giving too many details. we know they are speaking with him through a p.v.c. pipe into that bunker. as far as the boy's condition, his motive, any reasoning for this, we do not know.
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we also have sound from a witness on the school bus. take a listen. >> started telling him he needed a kid because something about the law coming after him. he shot the bus driver. >> reporter: now, we do know that the suspect was scheduled to be in court today. he was facing men yeasing charges -- menacing charges. we haven't heard from authorities as far as confirming his identity at this point. tori? >> elizabeth, is there any word on the area? i mean, are there a lot of neighbors? have they been blocked off from access to their homes? are they allowed to leave their homes? >> reporter: that's a -- this whole section behind me. it's a rural community. it's been evacuated. people are not allowed to go in and out of the area. we also know that schools in the local district are closed for the day. whether or not they will be closed tomorrow is yet to be scene. authorities are keeping a very
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tight-lip on the situation. it will be a few hours before we get any clarity as far as evacuations are concerned. >> right. they are keeping the press far away from this specific location. all right elizabeth prann live for us in mitland city, alabama. thank you. 7:16. a new report warns that militants in iran pose a threat. a report says militant groups operating independently and together are increasing their activities. reportedly, the militants are determined to take revengege on the west for efforts to disrupt the nuclear program. the top commando in afghanistan says he believes afghan security forces will soon be ready to take the lead in the war with the taliban. nato troops will start to scale
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back their involvement. >> there's consideration for an enduring presence here which will be to train, advice and assist. we'll continue that work in the aftermath of 2014. at the end of 2014, i'm confident the afghan national security forces can defend this country and the people. >> u.s. troops have been in afghanistan for 11 years. time now, 7:17. happening right now in washington, d.c., the senate's first hearing on gun violence since the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. something dramatic just happened. former congresswoman gabby giffords shock at the hearing -- smoke a the hearing calling for -- spoke at the hearing calling for lawmakers to do something. kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: hi, dave. gabrielle giffords just spoke. it was very brief. we're gonna take a look at the
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hearing. gab -- gabrielle giffords stepped away from her my my row phone. five people are scheduled to testifying including mark kelly. giffords and kelly have been pushing for tighter gun control and they are getting help from dianne feinstein. also testifying today, wayne la pierre. he wants lawmakers to stop pushing law restrictions and deal with the mental health and school issues. gun owners fear their second amendment rights could be violated. we'll continue listening in on this hearing. we'll have testimony for you when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. later this morning, two conservative action groups are holding a news conference right
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outside of senator dianne feinstein's office showing their opposition to the assault weapons band. the groups, the western representation back will team up with the women warriors pack. the news conference is set for 2:00 this morning at 1 post street. oakland could lose the help of a california highway patrol as soon as this week if it does not stop paying the fingerprint for its effort -- department for it's effort to stop fighting crime. the chp says it's willing to help oakland for another three months but this time the chp wants to get paid. jean quan says she hopes to use state grants to cover some of the costs. ready for nicer weather? >> i am. >> expect warmer weather. look at that sunshine this morning. a live picture. coming up next, meteorologist mark tamayo will tell us which parts of the bay area will see
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temperatures in the 60s today. and big changes could be coming to youtube. the reason some people won't like it. good morning. kind of a big backup this morning. the morning commute has a lot of trouble spots. we'll run them down for you you, help you get to work. that's coming up. well, well, well.
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youtube will introduce paid subscriptions this spring. the first paid channels will cost between $1 and $5 a month. youtube may also charge for access to live events as well as for the self-help or financial advice shows. 7:23. apple's annual conference kicks off at -- at the moscone center today. tomorrow all apple fans will join the celebration of the technology, culture, art and business. organizers say long-time and new apple fans will find products and seminars just for them. the mac world conference runs through saturday. that may have some impact on traffic. sal has had a lot of
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traffic to mention. >> if you want to go to the moscone any center, muni or -- moscone center, muni or b.a.r.t. parking is expensive and there's construction on 4th street. don't take the car. use party. that's what i would do. i think you will be happy that you did that. let's take a look at the big problem in the livermore valley. we had a couple of crashes westbound and eastbound. eastbound 580 at greenville road, a fatal trash in the noncommute direction. traffic is a mess along -- between tracy, livermore and dublin. give yourself extra time. the earlier accident has been cleared which is good news. let's go to live pictures. bay bridge toll plaza backed up for about a 25-minute wait getting into san francisco. it's thick this morning. this morning's commute in san jose, that looks good. northbound 280 gets up to
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highway 17. let's 7:25. let's go to mark. hi there, sal. good morning to you. a lot of sunshine in the bay area. a little bit of a bump in the numbers. here's the perspective. nothing but clear skies, eureka, down towards los angeles, in the clear. 30s and 40s. we'll warm back up in the 50s and 60s this afternoon. so mostly sunny, a little bit warmer compared to yesterday's highs. the warmest locations around 65 to 64. a head to your weekend in view, looking pretty good for your friday. partly cloudy on saturday. maybe a few extra clouds as we head into super bowl sunday. another check in a few minutes. >> thank you, mark. continuing coverage of a new search in a mysterious cold case involving a 10-year-old san francisco boy.
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>> all along he could have been -- [inaudible] >> the family of kevin collins responds. a bold shooting that happen at a gas station in pittsburg. who the police are searching for now. >> reporter: i'm ken wayne live in new orleans. we're update you on the weather where it's still raining and we'll hear from a super bowl veteran -- mum. veteran-- veteran -- coming up.
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it is 7:29. our top story -- new search in san francisco for a missing boy who vanished almost 30 years ago. police and fbi agents went through every square inch of a home in san francisco's haight- ashbury neighborhood. that home is just steps away from where 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared in 1984. kevin was heading home from basketball practice when he vanished from a bus stop. and yesterday, cadaver dogs did detect remains in the home on masonic avenue. >> they did have a hit of some remains underneath inside the garage of this location. they believe it to be of animal origin, not human origin. >> however, police say they need to conduct more tests. they say the man who used to live in the home was a suspect at the time of kevin's
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disappearance. that man has since died. >> in the meantime, despite this latest lead, the family of kevin collins continues to hold out hope for answers about his disappearance. brian flores in the newsroom to tell us why the family is cautiously optimistic. >> well, simply because they've been through this before. you have a promising lead only to not be anything. but they say this latest investigation is giving them at least a sense of hope. some family members say they let go of kevin years ago but they've always struggled with what happened. police are searching the haight issue burry neighborhood. for the -- haight-ashbury neighborhood. for the family, it's stirred up emotions, some of it hopeful, some of it guarded. we spoke to kevin's aunt and uncle who live in brentwood, they still hold the memorabilia from years ago.
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they say the jc dugard case brought them hope again. >> i finally accepted he was gone but then jay see dugard was -- jaycee dugard was brought here -- found here alive. >> we also spoke with kevin's sisters who remembered the search. they say they also have reserved hope for answers. >> i think we're all ready for it to be over and have high hopes for it to be. but nobody wants to get their hopes up because it's been so many times before. >> kevin disappeared on his way home from saint agnes school in february of 1984. he was last seen at oak street and masonic heavy, half a block from the school. just five years ago, the family marked his birthday. he would have been 39. we also spoke with kevin's mother. she told ktvu she was notified of the new development a couple
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of days ago. kevin's father lives in costa rica. the family says he's very difficult to reach. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news as mark tamayo showed us, the big easy is getting a big rain storm. but that's still not slowing down the preparations for this sunday's super bowl game. ken wayne is live with more. >> reporter: good morning from the french market in new orleans, just how about a half a block there -- just down about a half block there is where the famous cafe is. it's wet here. you can see the streets are wet. we have a light rain falling right now. but it was a whole different story a little while ago. we'll show you video of what it looked like earlier this morning for about a half-hour. we had some pretty intense rain falling here in the french quarter. in fact, we were told that this
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squall would blow through this morning and then by noon or 1:00 this afternoon, we're expecting the skies to clear out again. but the thing that impressed me how quickly the temperature change. we went from 70, it was warm and muggy and then all of a sudden, the temperature plunged 10, 15 degrees and now it's chilly. while we're out here this morning, we ran into a san francisco chronicle columnist who is a veteran and has covered many super bowls. >> it's a school thought have it in new orleans every time. nobody else knows how to put on a party like this. the music and food is great. people get into it. i think san francisco has a great shot at the super bowl. i think they will do a great job. but new orleans sets the standards. >> reporter: back here live, you can see the rain still falling, lightly. the streets are wet but this is all supposed to clear out in a few hours and then the sun will break through. it will get hot and muggy again
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here in new orleans. the people here we've been talking to say they are still waiting for the full impact of the tourists and the fans to show up. they've been trickling in over the last few days. but they say it's been quiet here in the french quarter. so they are really expecting and hoping to see a lot of fans coming to town. we no a lot of fans are on their way here to enjoy the game on sunday. and then after that, it's mardi gras, new orleans will have a very busy couple of weeks. so are we as we continue to cover super bowl xlvii. live in new orleans, ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. one of the all-time 49er greats is on twitter just in time for the new orleans. joe montana is sending hissest about messages to his former tale. he sent a tweet saying "good luck 49ers. looking forward to a great super bowl ." after one day,
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his twitter account has 20,000 followers. that's up from 3,000 since last night. stay with us. joe fonzi joins us live from the big easy at:30 -- at 8:30. after the game, switch to channel 2 for a special post- game show covering the bay area to new orleans. 7:35. president obama says now is the time to fix the nation's broken immigration laws. >> i believe we are finally at a moment where conference of immigration reform is within our grasp. but i promise you this -- the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is gonna be coming. >> now, yesterday, in las vegas, the president praised the bipartisan group of senators. the president's reform plan is similar to that one but it has a more direct path to citizenship. next week, the state department will hold a
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welcoming ceremony for john kerry. confirmed yesterday by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3 with kerry voting present. he could be sworn in as early as friday but no official date has been set. in the meantime, new word this morning that the governor of massachusetts has selected his former chief of staff, william cowen, to temporarily fill john kerry's seat. and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton does not see herself getting back into politics. she says she will focus on public service, speaking and writing but did not rule out running for the white house in 2016. she said whatever her decision, she's healthy and has a lot of energy. her last day on the job is friday. santa clara county will focus on healthcare and gun violence this year. board of supervisor's president ken yeager outlined his top
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priorities during his state of the county address. as far as the affordable healthcare act, he wants to tackle childhood obesity, h.i.v. and consolidating mental health and drug treatment into a behavioral health department. yeager hopes to create a gun byback program and -- buyback program and encourage convicted felons to turn in their firearms. 70-year-old katherine kitty petten was killed monday night at a hampton in this littleton, new hampshire. she was in town to attend a trustee meeting for her alma mater. the attack appears to be random. the second faces second-degree murder charges. 7:37. let's bring sal back. you are still following what's going on in livermore. >> that's right. we're gonna show you video of this fatal crash that occurred
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just after 6:00 this morning. a car burst into flames after being involved in a wreck. eastbound 580 at north greenville road. this car, the person inside died as a result of the injuries. these are pictures taken from newschopper2 a little while ago. 580 southbound a mess coming in from tracy. you can see that there's going to be quite an investigate. again, eastbound 580 at north greenville road. westbound 580 is slow through the area. the fire department is still on the scene. let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's been slow. it's about a 20 to 25-minute delay. seems to be improving a little bit which is good news coming across into san francisco and if you are driving on the peninsula we're looking at the commute here. the traffic time between 380 and 92 is up to 12 minutes. not all that bad. if you are driving to the south bay, 101 northbound is a little bit slow just after mckee getting up to sunnyvale. let's go to mark. hi there, sal. good morning. look at this beautiful shot
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looking at the moon. a few days ago, we had a full moon. very nice out there with excellent visibility. a little bit of haze. overall, a nice quiet start to the wednesday morning. no rain clouds out there. but maybe about a week from now, we could be tracking storms moving into parts of the bay area. as far as the severe weather, the -- we're showing you the live cameras out of new orleans. but by this afternoon, this front will be moving out and as a result, they are expecting more sunshine in the new orleans forecast later on today. we have nothing but clear skies. our live doppler sweep showing you the dry weather pattern. clouds heading way up to the north. pretty cold temperatures. we'll check in on those, once again out towards fairfield, napa and santa rosa, 30s. san francisco, 47 and mountain view starting out the day at about 46 des. 30s and 40s. it's 7:00 as you can see here and warming back up into the 50s and the warm of the location, the 60s.
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there's that green contour that links up with temperatures ranging from right around 60 to 63. high pressure in full command of our weather. the storm track heads bay up to the north. as a result, we begin to warm things up just a littlepy. these are all minor changes for your wednesday and also thursday as well. temperatures 62 to 63 degrees. for today, we'll break it down coastside, mostly clear at 8:00. 46 by 3:00. fair skies. those readings, about 58. around the bay a very nice day. by 3:00 this afternoon. 62 but definitely the key here. want to bundle up at least over the next few hours. temperatures on the cold side could have a patch or two of fog inland. hazy sunshine by 3:00 and these temperatures on average about 2 to 4 degrees warmer than yesterday's highs. forecast highs, 58, pacifica, novato, 63. fairfield, 62 and san jose topping out at about 63 degrees. your forecast with your weekend always in view. we'll continue to warm things up a little bit for thursday
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and friday. by the weekend, partly cloudy skies. by saturday afternoon, with the sun/cloud mix by sunday. tori? >> thank you, mark. marin county is scheduled to start spraying for mosquitoes today. helicopters will spray pesticide over deer island basin in novato and mcginnis park. investigator control is targeting the larva before the insects develop and spread. the public is being asked to stay clear as the fog -- stay clear of the fogging as a precaution. investors are keeping a close eye on facebook this morning. >> reporter: we're live at the golden gate bridge this morning where they are getting ready to make a groundbreaking transition. we'll tell you what's happening right now to try to make and ensure that transition goes quickly. hello?
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stocks are mixed after the government revealed two hours ago that economic growth shrank last quarter for the first time in three years. part of the reason was the biggest cutback in u.s. defense spending in four decades. taking a live look at the big board. the dow is currently down 24. still below 14 -- 13,928. the nasdaq is down 7. s&p down 4. well, investors' attention turns to the federal reserve which wrapped up its policy meeting -- which will wrap up in two hours. most analysts expect the fed to continue the bond-buying program. but there are reports some
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members of the board want to set a time line for it to wrap up and amazon's stock is up just over 4% right now. that's after reporting its quarterly profits fell short of wall street expectations but revenue was up 22% for the period that includes the holidays and apparently amazon thinks that will continue. it announced this morning, it's hiring 1,000 workers for the three new distribution centers in texas. facebook will release its fourth quarter earnings after today's closing bell. a lot of analysts expect to see strong growth from the company. facebook has been focusing on new mobile ad campaigns. that could help boost its own bottom line. some say the ads could top $3 million from the mobile ads. and facebook is offering a preliminary settlement for its
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users' photos used in ads without permission. the average user will get $10 or less who agrees to settle. new this morning, a major change at one of the most famous landmarks in the bay area. spspecial cameras are replacing human toll takers at the going bridge. claudine wong is live at the toll plaza to let us know how the changes will affect drivers. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: well, the big changes, tori, they come in 60 days. but this toll taking -- right now they are testing the system. you see what cars are doing right now? a lot of them are going to pay, they will have to slow down a little bit as they come in. they want to get rid of that. they want to make it so that everyone rolls through whether you fast-tracker not, no one -- fast-track or not, this is a fairly new system.
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this is the first major bridge in the country to do this. it's the first toll-taking system in the state to try this all electronic process. it's new. they are testing it right now. however, if you are crossing the bridge this morning. it will be business as usual for you. as you come through the toll plaza today at the golden gate bridge, you you won't see any different -- you won't see any different. we're starting the testing of the electronic tolling system which means we're 60 days away from the full conversion. we're trying out the new systems, the new pay by plate mechanisms. you have the license plate where you can give your credit card in the account and you only pay when you cross the bridge. >> reporter: so here's how it works -- if you fast-track, business as usual. you just roll on through. if you don't have fast-track, you have a couple of options. you can register your plate and they will make you way as you -- pay as you go through each time.
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or you can follow on through if you have nothing and they will track you down through your dmv registration and send you an invoice in the mail. you are looking at eric who has been looking for the toll district as 12 years, has a new- born at home. trying to figure out what to do next. they have found jobs for half of the toll takers but not for about 14 of them. erica is one of them. we just yelled across a little bit to her and she's very optimistic. she has her 49ers hat on us. she says she's gonna take it one day at a time. the transition doesn't go into effect for another 60 days. she's just hoping it will all work out. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. we have new video to show you more clashes today in egypt, riot police there fired tear gas who were throwing rocks at them. this is the 7th straight day of violence in egypt. mohammed morsi is expected to meet today with german
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chancellor an go law merkel in berlin -- angela merkel in berlin. morsi is being urged to begin government reforms to try to calm the crowds. it was warned that egypt will collapse if this fighting goes on. hundred of protesters hit the streets of brazil demanding justice for the people killed in that deadly nightclub. investigators believe the fire was caused by flares from a musical band. the performers are accused of setting off outdoor place because they were cheaper to use. so far 234 people have died in that fire. 7:49. this morning, there are reports boeing new about problems with the batteries on its dreamliner jets before the battery fires earlier this month. nippon says they had to change
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battery osen dreamliners on ten separate ooccasions. the -- occasions. the airline said it reported the problem. all 50787s in use world -- in use around the world were grounded. pg&e is working to restore power to about a dozen customers in san ra -- in san ramon. the outage is affecting homes on low monday circle -- lowmond circle. service is expected to be restored around 1:15 this afternoon. s pg&e says almost 4,000 customers lost power last night. service was restored by 3:00 this morning. well, preventing violence
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this could be the biggest wave ever surfed. garrett mack nam nare raw caught this -- mcnamara caught this wave off the coast of portugal. they think it was 100 feet high. if true, he would have broken his own record, he set it two years ago, a 70-foot wave in that same location. back here in the bay area, wildlife workers are trying to solve a mystery in san francisco's mission district. earlier this month, a coyote, this one here was found in a backyard near cap and 18th street. it was dehydrated, flea infested and about ten pounds underweight. rescuers want to know how that coyote ended up there. there's one theory that may have accidentally hitched a ride in the engine of the
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vehicle. expect a lot of small talk at the harbaugh family reunion tonight. coaching brothers meet for dinner this morning, four days before the super bowl. they've been texting and calling each other about hotel accommodation and ticket requests. john harbaugh joked both men won't have nothing to talk about at dinner fearing they might reveal secrets about their team. a 49er fan who was the victim of a scam will get to go to the super bowl afterall. she wired $5900 to a baltimore rays' fan coffering to -- offering to sell his tickets. instead of the tickets, she got a note that said "enjoy the game. go, ravens, lol ." ticketmaster offered to give her tickets and she gets to have breakfast with
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troy aikman as well. later today, police and volunteers will be passing out crime prevention tips and resources to help business owners avoid scams. in the past, criminals have taken advantage of businesses by asking for money as part of the lunar tradition of prosperity. let's check in again with sal and find out what's happening on the roads. hopefully it will be better during the 8:00 hour. >> we're just having a conversation in the newsroom. plan ahead for your super bowl sunday. plan ahead to have a designated driver. very important conversation you need to have with your planning person to make sure that you think about that because police will be out there. let's take a look at the commute now. i know it seems kind of random. you have to start thinking about that now. this is 880 northbound as you drive past the coliseum. the traffic here looks okay. no major problems as you drive
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up to the toll plaza. i want to show you the crash here that's still being investigated eastbound. the drive time here is 37 minutes from grant line road to 680. that's about 15 minutes more than it normally takes because of earlier problems. now let's go to mark. hi there, sal. good morning to you. we're starting off with mostly cloudy skies. a bit of the chill in the air. looking good for today even through the weekend, right on super bowl sunday. current numbers are in the 30s to right around 40. san francisco, 47 currently. for this morning, mostly clear and school -- coomb. more sunshine this afternoon. this afternoon a little bit warmer compared to yesterday as high pressure continues to strengthen offshore. with that we're talking about more 60s for santa rosa, napa out toward livermore, pacifica, 58. san mateo, 61 degrees. a look ahead, slightly warmer
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for your thursday and friday. partly cloudy skies on saturday with your weekend view and a sun/cloud mix for your super bowl sunday. armed muggings, they are happening more in one san francisco neighborhood. we'll tell you the reason why these attacks have people really worried. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where investigators dig up the basement looking for clues in the case of a missing boy. we'll tell you why they focused on a home in the haight-ashbury district. >> reporter: frightening moments for a san jose family as they wake up to part of their house on fire. we'll tell you why police don't think this is an stent. we'll tell you also what else has happened here this week. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits.
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faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday. you hang up first. [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. [ ringing ] it's on. let's roll. welcome back. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. 7:59. we begin in san francisco with continuing coverage of a new search in a cold case. back in 1984, 10-year-old kevin collins' picture was among the first to appear on milk car tons. now the near -- cartons. now the nearly 30-year-old case is back in the news. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live with the new lead in the case. >> reporter: if you grew up in san francisco, you know the name kevin colins. there were little children who
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prayed every day in school for this little boy after he disappeared. authorities may have a possible lead. they spent all day yesterday out here jackhammering the cement in the home here on masonic looking for human remains. a preliminary investigation shows they did not find any but there are still important clues her on -- clues here. on february 10th, 19824, the last person he was seen talking to you was a tall blond man with a big black dog. a man matching that description used to live at the home off masonic and investigators realized that cadaver dogs were never used during the initial search. so that's why they came back out. >> i'm thinking of his family really. i mean, to not know for 30 years. even if it's bad news at least then you know, you can move on. >> reporter: neighbors we spoke to say the school kevin
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attended, st. agnes, never recovered after his disappearance, closing about two, three years later. >> the parents are all frightening -- were all frightened. not knowing what was gonna happen. i think the nuns try to pull it all together. >> reporter: now, kevin's mother says she feels numb. she doesn't know what to feel in light of this development. she didn't know if she was gonna be able to sleep last night. kevin's birthday was last week on the 24th. collins says that's a very difficult day for her to get through. he would have been 39. we want to emphasize people who live in the duplex here on masonic are not suspects. again, we'll keep you updatedden 0 the name -- updated on the name of the person of interest. police are expected to release a photo of him. all we know, his first name is kelly. back to you. >> thank you. family members and friends of a missing girl from the east bay will gather for their
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annual candlelight march and vigil. the march begins at 7:00 at wells intermediate school in dublin. >> the former school of -- of ilene, misheloff. dublin police are still looking for leads. new this morning, san jose police investigating a suspected case of arson at a house in the willow glen area. janine de la vega is at glenwood avenue. another disturbing incident. >> reporter: neighbors are shaken up over what has happened. i mean, this willow when. it's an upper/middle-class neighborhood. the homeowner is concerned, too. that's because there was another vandalism incident here. there's paint splashed on a car that has been towed.
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this latest incident happened at this hole. you can see there's damage on the front door. that's all blackened and charred. that's from a fire. now, police and firefighters came here to glenwood avenue at around 3:00 this morning. they say the husband, wife and adult daughter were sleeping. they heard a commotion. they walked out and found that the front door was up in flames. the homeowner was able to put it out before firefighters arrived. he told us the morning before on tuesday, his daughter's ford focus was vandalized. here is some photo showing yellow paint thrown on it and all four tires were punctured. the person who did this left the screwdriver behind. the homeowner is completely rattled and doesn't know why they are being targeted. his neighbors are also concerned. >> i'm concerned. i mean, i stopped and talked to her yesterday when we saw the car covered with paint and the tires flattened. it was more than just vandalism
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clearly, somebody targeted them. >> reporter: and now the fire. >> yeah, that's serious stuff. >> reporter: policing nod on doors and spoke to -- police knocked on doors and spoke to nobody but did not find any information leading to -- neighbors but did to the -- but did not find any information. police are calling this a strange case because they usually don't get call ulkas for service -- get calls for service out here. they are gonna have to get that front door fixed. they alsole it tell me they are planning to talk to neighbors to tell them what's happened. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. thank you, janine. 8:04. a community safety meeting will be held tonight in san francisco's bernal heights neighborhood after a string of armed muggings. this is new video from this morning near the courtland avenue corridor where most of the attacks have happened. neighbors are especially concerned because the muggings
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have happened in early-evening hours on well-lit blocks. >> heard walking in the store here that the cleaners down the street, five guys walked in and mugged the lady. she owns her own business. it's not something that you expect around here. >> several fliers have been posted in the area with tips about how to stay safe. 8:05. well, police in walnut creek are searching for suspects in the terrifying armed robbery yesterday at a jewelry store. victims say the robbers had sledge hammers and pepper spray when they robbed this jewelry store on broadway plaza. police say two men got away with thousands of dollars of rolex watches. they also smashed several jewelry cases with a sledgehammer. the employees are not da -- the employees were not seriously hurt. we want to check in with sal. ville slow in little after that
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fatal accident -- still slow in livermore after that fatal accident? >> yes. unfortunately, it was a fatal accident, number one, and then the investigation goes on for a while. the investigation into the two left lanes are still there. westbound getting a good, long look at it. we have a good, long traffic time through this area, really big traffic time through this area because of this crash. give yourself plenty of extra time. let's take a look at the commute at the bay bridge. that's getting much better. that's improved. it was about 25, maybe 30 thin -- 25 minutes, maybe 30 minutes. it seems to be getting better as we get in the 8 clark hour. the morning drive has been -- 8:00 hour. the morning drive has been okay. 580 coming in from lakeshore to 980 is also slow. let's go to mark. look at this beautiful shot of the sun. nothing but sunshine in the
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forecast for today. no rain clouds. maybe in a week we could be talking about rain returning to the bay area. but this morning, out to a cold start. for the 8:00 hour they are beginning to recover. santa rosa, 38. downtown san francisco has warmed up to 49 and san jose reporting 44 degrees. here we are this morning, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. we'll warm you back up in the afternoon hours by 3:00. a lot of 60s out there. warmest locations around 63 to 64 degrees. today a little bit warmer than yesterday as high pressure continues continues to strengthen and this will push the storm track up to the north. you can see the temperatures treading a little bit warmer today, at least for this afternoon, most areas will be on either side of 60 degrees. so break it down with your forecast beginning at 9:00 this morning, chilly out there. by lunchtime 12:00, more sunshine, 53 to 58.
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and as we do wrap up the afternoon, we'll call it mild. there's the eventual range in the upper 50s to the lower 60s. these numbers about 2 to 4 degrees warmer. you can see santa rosa, 64. brentwood at 60. san jose at 63. mountain view, 63 degrees. here is a look ahead at your five-day forecast with your weekend always in view. a little bit warmer for your thursday and friday. by the weekend, partly cloudy on saturday afternoon and then a sun/cloud mix as we do head into sunday. well, january is almost over now. san francisco has had its third driest january on record. following a wet december, the latest snow survey in the sierra shows california's water content at 94% of normal. the "chronicle" reports san francisco had barely .050 of rain this month. last year around this same time, almost 3 inches had fallen in san francisco. brentwood police have released two sketches in
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connection with a drive-by shooting that inned -- that injured four teenagers. investigators say the sketches resemble two of the four men. the driver is described as a white man with blond air between 18 and 25 years old. one of the passengers is believed to be a latino man, also between 18 and 25 years old. police say the four teenagers were standing in front of a home on breton drive when the suspects drove up. one teen told ktvu a person inside commented on the my coy cortez shoes warn by -- nike cortez shoes warn by one of the men, saying gang members like to wear those. all of the victims are expected to recover. in about an hour, a preliminary hearing will continue for a san francisco couple accused of killing their daughter's suspected pimp. 22-year-old calvin sneed was gunned down last summer in the bayview district. prosecutors say the parents of a 17-year-old girl and two other defendants killed sneed
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because he forced her to work as a prostitute. 8:10. well, san francisco police are promising they will do everything possible to keep 49er fans in line on super bowl sunday. however, some business owners in the mission district, they are not taking any chances. they will be closing early if the 49ers win the big game. they remember what happened just three months ago when vandals went on a rampage after the giants won the world series. meantime, mayor ed lee is a big 49er fan but he will not be among the many politicians watching the super bowl in new orleans on sunday. today's "chronicle" reports that he turned down a chance to buy a super bowl sect for $950. he plans to -- ticket for $950. he plans to stay right here. jamie mathews, santa clara's mayor, also turned down a chance to buy a ticket for the big game. make sure you stay right here for all of the continuing
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coverage from new orleans. we have live reports on every ktvu newscast leading up to the super bowl. and then after the game, switch to channel 2 for a special postgame show covering the bay area to new orleans. rock n' roll is coming to the napa valley. the city of napa is slated to host its first five-day festival this spring. the bottle rock napa valley festival runs may 8th through the 13th. more than 40 artists are scheduled to perform including alabama shakes and the black keys as well as singer ben harper. the festival is not just about music. there will be food and wine from the valley's top 60 wineries. 8:11. a dramatic message this morning from shooting victim and former congresswoman gabby giffords. >> violence is a big problem.
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too many children are dying. >> that message before congress. now the message the nra is delivering at that gun violence hearing this morning. and chevron may not be done paying up after last summer's explosion. who else is planning on fighting the company.
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a lot of sunshine. temperatures beginning to recover during this 8:00 hour. looking outside just buhl over
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the bey, there's the golden gate bridge -- bridge. temperatures back up to the upper 50s and low 60s. severe weather in the south this is springfield, missouri. heavy rain causing flooding. at least one death is reported blamed on the storm. right now several southern states are under tornado warnings. happening right now, a u.s. senate panel is hearing testimony on gun violence. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords gave her dramatic opening statement. >> reporter: she spoke only briefly and others continued testifying this hour. we're taking a live look at the hearing on capitol hill. it started about an hour ago, when gabby giffords testified and moved some to tears when she spoke. >> violence is a big problem.
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too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> reporter: mark kelly testified. he talked about being a gun owner himself. kelly wants stricter gun trafficking laws and called for a "careful conversation on the types of guns that are legally bought and sold in the united states." >> first, fix gun background checks. the holes in our laws make a mockery of the background check system. the nra is calling for more armed guards and teachers i
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cross the country. also getting belter mental health checks for those who want to buy guns. two troops are holding protests outside of her san francisco office. the western representation path is teaming up with the western warriors pack. pretrial hearings begin in the fort hood shooting case. a new judge will decide whether major nidal hassan should face the death penalty. defense attorneys say he wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder in the twine attack on the texas army post. military rules prohibit a judge accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case. if the death penalty was removed, he would face life in
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frison -- prison in convicted. chevron is expected to get with a fine today by state of california. 15,000 people were sickened by the fire that sent heavy smoke into the air. the cal/osha oversees workers safety and it is expected to release a report into their investigation as well as a -- announce fines. well, bp has been ordered to pay $4 billion in criminal fines and penalties because of the 2010 gulf oil spill. the federal judge in new orleans approved the deal yesterday. it's the biggest criminal penalty in american history. now, bp is still facing billions of dollars more in civil penalties. 11 workers were killed when the deepwater horizon drilling rig caught fire. that triggered a massive spill
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along the gulf coast. google has new maps of motorcycle that show more details than ever -- google that show more details before that show locations of parks, monuments and a suspected prison camp. the photos come from satellites as well as people who have traveled there and have been able to take pictures. google says before now, it was one of the few places where it had detailed information. toyota recalling more than a million vehicles from the
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2003 to 2012 model years. toyota says a possible problem with an air bag control in the 2003 and two corolla sedans and matrixes. 752,000 of those vehicles are affected. and 270,000 lexus is sedans from the 2006 to 2012 model years, they are being recalled to check for a possible loose nut on the windshield wipers. you will get a letter if you own one of these vehicles telling to you go to dealer for repairs. a lawsuit is claiming the location for a soccer field is a safety threat and it has environment concerns. the project was approved last month. so far the city is not responding to that lawsuit. it's just turning over to 8:21. when it comes to the super
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bowl, you can bet on anything from beyonce's hair to players ending up in jail. a rundown of the more outrageous super bowl bets. look outside, check out our weather. this is how we look outside, meteorologist mark tamayo will tell us about the warmer weather ahead as we get ready for super bowl sunday. >> good morning. traffic on 280 northbound. that looks pretty good getting up to highway 17. we'll tell you more about the trouble spots in the bay area. ao
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8:24. the city of new orleans is using the super bowl to show that it's recovering from hurricane katrina. thousands of reporters attended a super bowl media party last night. the gala included live music and performers on stilts. it was staged in a warehouse where mardi gras float floats are built. >> wonderful. the tourism and -- it just puts on a happy face for everybody. we're back, good to go, come visit us. wonderful. >> remember the movie "the blues brothers" they sang to the crowd. they were dazzled by cirque du soleil acrobats dangling from the ceiling. if you want to bet on the super bowl, you can bet on anything. they call them proposition bets. some of the more wilder ones include how long will the harbaugh brothers hug or shake each other's hands after the
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game. you can bet on the color of the sports drink that the winning coach will have dumped on its head. you can bet on whether any ray ven player or 49er player will get arrested for before -- get arrested before the super bowl and will beyonce's hair be straight for her half-time show? the straight hair is more popular. let's take a look at highway 4. that's improved quite a bit coming up to the hill low pass grade -- willow pass grade. the morning commute looks good at the toll plaza. i say that because it was a 30- minute delay. now we're down to ten minutes. not bad at all. if you are driving in the livermore valley, unfortunately, they still have the investigation eastbound 580 at greenville road for an
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earlier fatal crash. westbound 580 is improving but still slow. >> good morning. once again, we're gonna recue the sunshine for today with the storm track heading way up to the north. today a little bit warmer compared to yesterday. it looks like a fairly nice wednesday across the entire bay area. by next week, tuesday into wednesday, we could be talking about more rain chances but the dry weather pattern continues as you can see right now with mostly clear conditions. storm track up towards seattle and portland as well. as far as current numbers with the clear skies, temperatures have been cold overnight, they are beginning to recover as far as the numbers. fairfield still in the 30s at 37. napa 36, santa rosa 38 and san francisco in the upper 40s. 49 degrees. this morning, mostly clear and cool for this afternoon. more sunshine. temperatures warming to the r upper 50s and lower -- to the upper 50s and lower 60s.
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these temperatures checking in right about 3:00 this afternoon. here's a look ahead to your five-day forecast with your weekend always in view. a little bit warmer for your thursday and friday. the weekend looks nice with partly sunny skies on saturday, maybe a few extra clouds for sunday. no rain clouds in this five-day forecast. we'll talk more about that in just a few minutes. 8:27. it's a story a lot of people are talking about this morning. a new search tied to the mysterious disappearance of a san francisco boy almost 30 years ago. also, why the city of oakland may lose some badly- needed help in its fight against crime. >> reporter: the baltimore ravens have a secret. we'll tell you about that as "mornings on 2" continues. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know?
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a new search in san francisco for a missing boy who vanished almost 30 years ago. the police and fbi went through every square inch of this house in san francisco's haight- ashbury neighborhood. that home is just steps away from where 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared in 1984. he was heading home from basketball practice when he vanished from a bus stop. yesterday, the dog the detected remains in the area. in the meantime, this latest lead is renewing feelings for the family of kevin collins. brian flores is in the newsroom to tell us how some family members say they think kevin is still alive. >> reporter: we spoke with several family members about
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these recent developments. the fact that this case is still out there gives the family hope. some family members tell us, they let go of kevin years ago but they've always struggled with what happened. for the family, some of is guarded and hopeful. we spoke to kevin's aunt and uncle who live in brentwood. they still hold onto memorabilia of the search effort years ago. they say a recent case where a person was found years laider renews their hope -- later renews their hope. >> i kind of accepted that he was gone and then jays see dugard was found -- jaycee dugard was found right here. >> what would kevin be like at 39? what would he be like? would he be married with children?
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>> he disappeared in 1984. he was last seen at oak street and masonic avenue half a block from the school. just five days ago, the family marked kevin's birthday, he would have been 39. since he disappeared, investigators have received numerous tips. meanwhile, kevin's mother talked to ktvu. she said she doesn't know what to feel but she found out a couple of days ago about the investigation and his disappearance makes her feel numb. coming up at noon, i will be live where police are expected to be releasing the name of the man. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:32. you can add a new element in the excitement leading up to sunday's super bowl, pounding rain this morning in new orleans. ktvu's joe fonzi joins us live from the big easy with more on the weather conditions there and other conditions going on there. [ sirens ] >> reporter: good morning. we have a little development since we last spoke to you.
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in addition to the sirens that we're hearing right now, the rain that's been much talked about has finally hit new orleans as we swing onto canal street and show it to you. we're at the headquarter hotel where just a few minutes ago, the entire team wrapped up a media says where the entire -- session where the entire teams were. yesterday, we found out a secret about a couple of key ravens. >> just to watch those championship teams and joe montana and jerry rice and john taylor, you know, ronnie lott, you know, to meet -- to see ronnie lott anderric wright and those guys in las vegas this offseason. it's amazing. >> my favorite team of all time. it was the san franciscoer 49ers. you know, growing up as a kid. probably some people playing,
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ronnie lott and roger craig, probably my two all-time favorite 49ers. this young team coming in here now, you watch them on film. they are young, they are aggressive and you see they are very hungry. >> reporter: both teams have one more day after today of the entire team peaking available to the media -- being available to the media. you can't blame them if they are talked out. the 49ers said they were eager to get to practice. they couldn't remember about training camp. back tu. >> thank you. there will be two big parties at once in new orleans. and that's raising safety concerns. the annual mardi gras celebration kicks off as thousands pack new orleans for the super bowl. the super bowl is also considered a terrorist target.
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so thousands of law enforcement officers will be in new orleans this weekend to make sure everyone is safe. stay with us for continuing coverage from new orleans. we have live reports on every ktvu newscast leading up to the super bowl and then after sunday's game, switch to channel 2 for a special post- game show cover, the bay area to new orleans. 8:35. another big event to tell you about, apple's annual conference kicks off today at san francisco's moscone center. only invited guests are allowed through the doors today but tomorrow all of the apple fans can join the celebration of apple's technology culture, art and business. organizationers say long time and new apple fans will find products and seminars just for them. the mac world conference runs through sunday. police in pittsburg are searching for a person of interest in a fatal shooting at a gas station. the 20-year-old victim was shot yesterday morning at the 76 gas station on rail road avenue.
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within hours, police traced the get away car and brian fox was named as a person of interest. the s.w.a.t. team surrounded the home but fox was not inside. berkeley police are investigating a violent incident. police say a man stabbed two people before setting a home on fire during a tense standoff with police. the two stabbing victims are expected to survive. police say they later caught the fox as he tried to escape. he ras taken to a hospital for -- he was taken to a hospital for observation. the city could lose the crime-fighting help from the chp as soon as this week if this doesn't start paying the chp. for the past three months, chp officers have been out patrolling oakland for free but that deal ends this week. the chp says they are willing
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to help oakland for three more months but this time they want to be paid mayor jean quan says she's hoping to use state grants to cover some of the costs. let's check in with sal. >> the bay bridge toll plaza has improved. looking there westbound coming up to the pay gates, it's about a five-minute delay. at one point we were up to 30. it's looking like a pattern. at least in january, we've seen the traffic get better by 8:30 this morning. no major problems. b.a.r.t. is back on time after earlier delays for a train that had mechanical issues. san francisco, northbound 1011, that traffic is moderate if you are trying to get to mac world, the best way to get there is by b.a.r.t. or muni. that 4th street corridor is a mess. use b.a.r.t. if you can. and the commute in the livermore valley, still have an investigation of a fatal crash eastbound. westbound traffic is finally
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beginning to get better. 8:38. let's go to mark. hi there, sal. good morning. we're starting off with a bit of haze. prete quiet as you can see looking west to the golden gate bridge there. some haze. here we are, live stormtracker2, you will notice the rain showers, that potent cold front moving into new orleans earlier this morning. the rainfall rates have been backing off. we have -- you can see the relatively clear skies out there with a few high clouds morning into northern california. as far as current numbers, they are beginning to cover. fairfield, napa, oakland, 44. mountain view, 49 and san jose currently 44 degrees. high pressure still in command of our weather as a result of the storm track being pushed,
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the dry weather pattern is here. a little bit of a warming trend. not much. we'll continue with the trend for thursday and into friday. as far as the rainfall, it has been a very dry january across the entire bay area. taking a look at san francisco, it looks like this will be the third driest january on record. we'll take a look at january 1920. that was the driest, .26. 1976.31. it looks like we'll find out with .49. the third driest january going back to 1850 in san francisco. for today, no -- no raindrops. just a little bit of chill. by lunchtime, more sunshine. 53 to 58. by midafternoon, we'll call it mild. 58 to 63. looking pretty good. these numbers are up around 2, 4 degrees over yesterday's highs. san francisco about 60. fairfield, 62. san jose, a forecast high of 63. beautiful down in santa cruz, lower 60s. here is a look ahead to your
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five-day forecast with your weekend always in view. minor warming through friday. by saturday, partly cloudy skies. the sun/cloud mix by sunday. 8:40. federal judges giving california six more months now to reduce the prison population. the original deadline was june 30th but a state prison official said they couldn't meet the deadline. yesterday, the judges gave them until december 31st. governor brown wanted the entire order lifted e says the prison population had been reduced enough to meet the standards of constitutional healthcare for inmates. a ban on public nudity in san francisco stakes effect on friday. supporters of public nudity argue the ban is not fair because it violents their right to free speech. the judge says their case lacks merit. first-time violaters could face fines up to $100. harrison ford is set to
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appear at next month's film festival in san jose. he will be honored with the maverick spirit ard what. the festival begins february 26th with the jim ginger and rosa. it will run through march 10th. the event is expected to draw around 90,000 people. more violent clashes today in egypt. we have new video of the place confronting protesters and the important meeting scheduled today. a first look at the blackberry devices and another big announcement from the creators. >> reporter: we'll tell you what is happening today to make sure things run smoothly when the days of toll takers comes to an end. that's when "mornings on 2" comes back. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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stocks drifting lower after the government reported that the economy shrank unexpectedly in the fourth quarter. helping to offset that some encouraging earnings reports from companies including amazon and boeing. and the feds are expected to announce that it intend to keep short-term interest rates near zero. the dow is down just 3. the nasdaq is now up 4 and s&p down
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1. new research and motion announced it is changing its name to blackberry. here's new video from new york where the score showed off the blackberry z.-10 and the q.-10. blackberry says the new system allows users to easily move in between applications. the phones go on sale in the u.s. in mid-march. the company's trading name will be changed to bbry. a judge says apple will not be getting any more money from the patent infringement lawsuit already decided by a jury. a federal judge rejected apple's request for an increase to the $1 billion samsung was already ordered to pay. the judge says the jury's decision was a reasonable settlement. the judge did not address samsung's request to reduce the award and a request for a new trial by both companies was
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denied. a standoff goes on in alabama. dale county, alabama. a gunman holding a 6-year-old boy hostage since yesterday. police say the gunman shot a school bus driver, then kidnapped the boy. the bus driver later died. authorities say the man in his 60s was due in court today on a charge of threatening his neighbors. well, back here at home, as sal has been telling you, a fiery crash this morning killed one person on eastbound 580 in livermore. there was a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles. the honda civic was rear ended. it was then rammed into the center median and then it caught fire. in san jose police are busy investigating a suspected case of arson in the willow glen area. police say it appears someone threw a flammable liquid and
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then set it on fire. it was about 3:00 this morning. the homeowners told ktvu someone threw paint on their daughter's car and also flattened all four tires yesterday morning. new this morning, a big change is coming to the golden gate bridge toll plaza. preparations are getting underway to replace toll takers with special cameras. claudine wong is live at the toll plaza to explain why if you don't have fast-track yet, you might want to get it done -- you might want to get it soon. >> reporter: good morning. it will be all technology all of the time. you will not see toll takers anymore. we've been hanging out here all morning at the golden gate toll plaza getting to know some of the toll takers. about 60 days late. you havary cau there in the tooth -- you have erica there in
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one booth. in 60 days they are not sure what their days will be like. they are taking it one day at a time. they say technology is coming. today is underway to make sure when the transition comes, it happens smoothly. what will it be? well, it will be everyone just rolling through here. no one stopping fast-track people. but for the other folks, there's a couple different ways that they will be charged for their toll. either way the district says it will be saving. >> tolling is going electronic. globally across the united states. we just happen to be the first ones going this way. we're also saving money. collecting tolls manually cost twice as much as it does to collect by fast track. at the end of the day we're saving money. >> reporter: they say it's about half the cost. again, let's talk about the way it's going to change the way
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you come through here. everyone will roll through and the people who did not -- who do not have fast-track will be recorded, they will get your license plate. you can pay as you go or you will be sent a ticket in the mail. not a ticket. they want to just call it an invoice that will charge you the $6 is croft to -- is costs to cross the bridge. 60 days this goes into effect. it's a complex computer system where they have to track you down piece by piece if you don't register online. as far as we know, things are going smoothly but they are still making sure that they want this transition to go well. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. new video of clashes in egypt. riot police fired tier gas at protesters who threw rocks at them. this is the 7th straight day
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ofles have. we've also received new video from berlin where an go law merkel is meet -- angela merkel is meeting with mohammed morsi. egypt's top commander warned that egypt will collapse if the fighting continues. a new report warns of possible attacks coming from iran and lebanon target, the united states and other western countries as well asle israel. this report says the militant groups operating both independently and together are becoming more active. reportedly, the militants are planning revenge on the west for trying to disrupt iran's nuclear program. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says he thinks afghan security forces will soon be ready to take the lead in the war against the taliban. the start -- starting this spring, troops will scale back
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their involvement, preparing to leave afghanistan at the end of 2014. >> there is consideration for an enduring presence here which will be to train, advise and assess. we will continue that work in the aftermath of 2014. but a the end of 2014 -- but at the end of 2014 i'm confident they can defend their people. >> the americans have been in afghanistan for 11 years. nine minutes before 9:00. next week, the state department will hold a welcoming ceremony for john kerry confirmed yesterday by the senate as the next secretary of state. the vote was 94-3, kerry voting present. he can be sworn in as early as friday. but no official date has been set. meanwhile, new word this morning that the governor of massachusetts has selected his staff william cohen to temporarily fill kerry's u.s. senate seat. outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton says she does not see herself getting back
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into politics. during a round of exit interviews, clinton says she will focus on public service, speaking and writing but she did not rule out a run for the white house in 2016. she says this whatever her decision, she's healthy and has a lot of energy. her last day on the job is friday. she says, though, she's looking forward to sleeping in on saturday. 8:52. well, this morning, there are reports that boeing knew about problems with the batteries on its dreamliner jets before the battery fires earlier this month. all nippon said they had to change batteries on the dreamliners it owns on ten separate occasions for separate problems of. the airlines said they reported the problem to boeing. all 787s around the world were grounded after a battery fores and ana flight to make an emergency landing earlier this month. and boeing a better than expected fourth-quarter earnings this month.
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we've been keeping an eye on their stock. the revenue jumped $3 billion compared to a year earlier. they exceeded wall street estimates. but they were not as good as a year ago. an update on a super bowl scammed victim from the east bay. why she will be heading to new orleans afterall. we have slow traffic here on 880. we also have slow traffic on the peninsula. i will tell you what's driven up the drive time substantially.
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welcome back. 8:56. the 49er fan who was the victim of a ticket scam will get to go the super bowl afterall. sharon osgood said she recently wired $5 the00 to a baltimore -- wired $5900 to a baltimore ravens' fans but instead of tickets she got a note that said "enjoy the game. go ray develops, lol ." after hearing this story, ticketmaster decided to give her tickets to the super bowl. she also gets to have breakfast with nfl hall of famer troy aikman. one more sometime let's chicks in with sal -- let's check in with sal.
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>> we have quite a bit of drive time on the peninsula, tori and dave. i want to show you this map here. usually it's eightor nine minutes. look at this drive time, 27 minutes now from 380 to 94 because of an earlier crash in redwood city. it's really made things bad. give yourself extra time. let's quickly go to the toll plaza. in san francisco we have slow traffic approach, the 80 split. let's go to mark. hi there, sal. it looks like a beautiful day. temperatures chilly this morning. but they are beginning to work back up. more sunshine for your wednesday. a little bit warmer thursday and friday. the weekend looks okay, too. with partly cloudy skies on saturday. a sun/cloud mix on sunday. no rain clouds on this graphic. but possibly by this week, tuesday/wednesday, we could track a significant change of the overall weather pattern. we could be talking about rain next week. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for in

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